I love my Zune. It’s small, and great at what it does: play music. With my Zune Pass music subscription, I can slurp up just about any song from the Zune Marketplace for a flat rate of $15 a month. I am also growing to quite appreciate my shiny new iPad. My friends and family often see me as a die-hard Microsoft buff, but I know better than that. My brother once jokingly accused me of Microsoft fanboy-ism for showing him an article about some Microsoft Research project. I was viewing the webpage in my browser of choice, Google Chrome.
Over a year ago I bought a second generation Microsoft Zune. I bought the highest capacity available with flash-based storage (8GB), instead of the higher capacity hard drive-based options, because I’ve already broken two like players in my lifetime—a forth generation 40GB Apple iPod and a first generation Creative Zen Vision (no suffix).
This time the problem wasn’t the storage. Last week I broke my 8GB, second generation Microsoft Zune, but this time I could repair the thing myself!
Today something tragic happened. I was walking down the hall, and as I took my Zune out of my pocket, I fumbled the device, and it fell flat on it’s face (screen) onto the hard floor. The poor thing’s front glass cracked, and now it’s sad.